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John Prine, Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile Performed On Colbert’s “Late Show”

Prine, Simpson and Carlile closed Thursday’s “Colbert” with a musical performance. Take a look!

Update: Appearing in support of his new album “The Tree Of Forgiveness,” John Prine took the stage on Thursday’s “Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

He did not perform alone.

Prine was accompanied by critically acclaimed artists Sturgill Simpson and Brandi Carlile. Simpson will also be supporting Prine at his Friday night Radio City Music Hall concert.

A video of the trio’s “Colbert” performance follows. Photos from the taping are also embedded.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests John Prine featuring Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile during Thursday’s April 12, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests John Prine featuring Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile during Thursday’s April 12, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests John Prine featuring Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile during Thursday’s April 12, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests John Prine featuring Sturgill Simpson & Brandi Carlile during Thursday’s April 12, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Diane Sawyer during Thursday’s April 12, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Joshua Jackson during Thursday’s April 12, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Joshua Jackson during Thursday’s April 12, 2018 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Thursday’s “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” features three immensely talented musical guests.

John Prine, Sturgill Simpson and Brandi Carlile close the show with a collaborative performance.

The performance comes one night before Prine and Simpson play the iconic Radio City Music Hall.

In addition to the Prine-Simpson-Carlile performance, Thursday’s edition of “The Late Show” features interviews with Joshua Jackson and Diane Sawyer.

Written by Brian Cantor

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